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Maus  Contemporary

 

 

Wang Xiaochuan

 

Wang Xiaochuan (b. 1987 in Heihe, Heilongjian Province, China) received his Master's Degree in Painting in 2021 at the Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Liège in Liège, Belgium. He also holds a Master's Degree in Art (2010-2013) from the Yunnan Arts University in Kunming, Yunnan Province, China, after studying Printmaking (2006-2010) at the Xi'An Academy of Fine Arts in Xi'An, Shaanxi Province, China.

Xiaochuan was the recipient of the Prix de Jeune Artiste in 2021 and his first Museum exhibition was organized by the Musée La Boverie in Liège, Belgium in the Summer of the same year, concurrently with two solo exhibitions in Paris and Belgium, and followed by his first US exhibition in Maus Contemporary's raumZwei project space in January of this year.
A solo exhibition at Maus Contemporary is scheduled for Spring of 2023.

 

 

I'm in search of my own identity, of my "psychic equilibrium" . To do so, it is important to take into account my memory (my "uncertain memories") - the various recent and past family problems who shaped the child that I was, the adult that I have become, and who still shape the man I would like to become.
To this must also be added my growing questioning about the environment in which I operate, an important factor in the search for one's identity, as it oscillates, guides, or overthrows. One thing is for sure, it influences my existence, my being.
I try to use a creative method of storytelling to find and explore my position and identity in society and life. These paintings mix history, reality, dreams, illusions, honesty, and lies.
The combination of all of these elements uplifts me, directs me to an original identity, a very specific moment when I was born again.

All my objects are alive, all my emotions are personal and all our memories are shared. I use them and they are integral part of my creation. The creation process begins with the preparation of the supports. I incorporate many personal items into my paintings, using them as supports to paint on. Clothing, linens, or fabrics, as all of these these objects are the carriers of unique personal memories and emotions.

The recent body of work takes its roots in the current changes in my life, recently turned upside down, adding an intense depth into these newer paintings. My feelings envelop all of my work, and painting being my therapy to get better, to move forward in life... more calmly, more serenely.

 

    - Wang Xiaochuan

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "untitled (Cri)"WANG Xiaochuan "untitled (Cri)"

sans titre (Cri)

 

2022

oil on panel

19 by 14,5 cm  (approx. 7.5 by 5.7 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "untitled"WANG Xiaochuan "untitled"

sans titre (deux figures)

 

2022

oil on fabric on panel

36 by 46 cm  (approx. 14.2 by 18.1 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Désolation"WANG Xiaochuan "Désolation"

Désolation

 

2022

oil on fabric on panel

30 by 24 cm  (approx. 11.8 by 9.4 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "sans titre (I'm not a piece of meat)"WANG Xiaochuan "sans titre (I'm not a piece of meat)"

sans titre (I'm not a piece of meat)

 

2022

oil on fabric on panel

24 by 29.5 cm  (approx. 9.4 by 11.6 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "sans titre (Summer at Etretat)"WANG Xiaochuan "sans titre (Summer at Etretat)"

sans titre (Summer at Etretat)

 

2022

oil on paper on panel

40 by 29 cm  (approx. 15.75 by 11.4 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Au crépuscule, tu me manques"WANG Xiaochuan "Au crépuscule, tu me manques"

Au crépuscule, tu me manques

(At dusk I miss you)

 

2022

oil on fabric on panel

26 by 40 cm  (approx. 10.25 by 15.75 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "s'embrasser"WANG Xiaochuan "s'embrasser"

s'embrasser

(kiss each other)

 

2022

oil on fabric on panel

24 by 29,5 cm  (approx. 9.4 by 11.6 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "sans titre (Mélancolie)"WANG Xiaochuan "sans titre (Mélancolie)"

sans titre (Mélancolie)

 

2022

oil on fabric on panel

41,5 by 25 cm  (approx. 16.3 by 9.8 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "La force"WANG Xiaochuan "La force"

La force

 

2022

oil on fabric on panel

40 by 26 cm  (approx. 15.75 by 10.25 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "where is yourself"WANG Xiaochuan "where is yourself"

where is yourself

 

2021

oil on fabric on panel

18 by 26 cm  (approx. 7.1 by 10.25 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "sans titre (Autoportrait)WANG Xiaochuan "sans titre (Autoportrait)

sans titre (Autoportrait)

 

2021

oil on panel

34 by 23 cm  (approx. 13.4 by 9 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "On that Summer afternoon, I miss you (1994, pique-nique)"WANG Xiaochuan "On that Summer afternoon, I miss you (1994, pique-nique)"

On that Summer afternoon, I miss you (1994, pique-nique)

 

2021

oil on two joint panels

32 by 40 cm  (approx. 12.6 by 15.75 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "sans titre (Lune)WANG Xiaochuan "sans titre (Lune)

sans titre (Lune)

 

2021

oil on panel

29,5 by 39 cm  (approx. 11.6 by 15.3 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Sha Mo (End of Summer)"WANG Xiaochuan "Sha Mo (End of Summer)"

Sha Mo

(End of Summer)

 

2021

oil on panel

33 by 26 cm  (approx. 13 by 10.25 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Un morceau d'espoir (No. 3)"WANG Xiaochuan "Un morceau d'espoir (No. 3)"

Un morceau d'espoir (No. 3)

 

2021

oil on panel

18,5 by 18 cm  (approx. 7.3 by 7.1 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "untitled (Damgam)"WANG Xiaochuan "untitled (Damgam)"

sans titre (Damgan)

 

2021

oil on panel

33,5 by 26 cm  (approx. 13.2 by 10.25 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "12:33"WANG Xiaochuan "12:33"

12 : 33

 

2021

oil on paper on panel

20 by 32 cm  (approx. 7.9 by 12.6 in.)

 

private US collection

 

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "I always miss you"WANG Xiaochuan "I always miss you"

I always miss you

 

2021

oil on panel, artist frame

19,9 by 16,3 cm  (approx. 7.8 by 6.4 in.)

 

private US collection

 

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Do you want to play with me?"WANG Xiaochuan "Do you want to play with me?"

Do you want to play with me?

 

2021

oil on panel

37 by 25 cm  (approx. 14.6 by 18.25 in.)

 

private US collection

 

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "1993, on our way home (Perdu dans la pluie)"WANG Xiaochuan "1993, on our way home (Perdu dans la pluie)"

1993, on our way home (Perdu dans la pluie)

 

2021

oil on panel

26 by 31,7 cm  (approx. 10.25 by 12.5 in.)

 

private US collection

 

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Célébration"WANG Xiaochuan "Célébration"

Célébration

 

2021

oil on panel

24 by 39 cm  (approx. 9.4 by 15.4 in.)

 

private US collection

 

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan (sans titre Deux temps)"WANG Xiaochuan (sans titre Deux temps)"

sans titre (Deux temps)

 

2021

oil on canvas on panel, artist frame

19,7 by 23,2 cm  (approx. 7.75 by 9.1 in.)

 

private US collection

 

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "1989, Reborn"WANG Xiaochuan "1989, Reborn"

1989, Reborn

 

2021

acrylic on canvas

18 by 24 cm  (approx. 7.10 by 9.4 in.)

 

private US collection

 

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Hey (Mom), I was a little toy forever"WANG Xiaochuan "Hey (Mom), I was a little toy forever"

Hey (Mom), I was a little toy forever

 

2021

oil on paper on panel

19,5 by 28.5 cm  (approx. 7.7 by 12.25 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Une fille perdue dans le paysage"WANG Xiaochuan "Une fille perdue dans le paysage"

Une fille perdue dans le paysage

 

2020

oil on paper on panel, artist frame

18,5 by 15,5 cm  (approx. 7.25 by 6.1 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "La Fête (1)"WANG Xiaochuan "La Fête (1)"

La Fête (1)

 

2020

oil on paper on panel

18,5 by 15,5 cm  (approx. 7.25 by 6.1 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "La Fête (2)"WANG Xiaochuan "La Fête (2)"

La Fête (2)

 

2020

oil on paper on panel

18,5 by 15,5 cm  (approx. 7.25 by 6.1 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Sisters"WANG Xiaochuan "Sisters"

Sisters

 

2020

oil on paper on panel

18,5 by 15,5 cm  (approx. 7.25 by 6.1 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Soleil, 1996"WANG Xiaochuan "Soleil, 1996"

Soleil, 1996

 

2020

oil on paper on panel

18,5 by 15,5 cm  (approx. 7.25 by 6.1 in.)

 

private US collection

 

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Nouveau jouet"WANG Xiaochuan "Nouveau jouet"

Nouveau jouet

 

2020

oil on paper on panel

18,5 by 15,5 cm  (approx. 7.25 by 6.1 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Bord de mer"WANG Xiaochuan "Bord de mer"

Bord de mer

 

2020

oil on paper on panel

18,5 by 15,5 cm  (approx. 7.25 by 6.1 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Eux"WANG Xiaochuan "Eux"

Eux

 

2020

oil on paper on panel

18,5 by 15,5 cm  (approx. 7.25 by 6.1 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Un couple"WANG Xiaochuan "Un couple"

Un couple

 

2020

oil on paper on panel

18,5 by 15,5 cm  (approx. 7.25 by 6.1 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Le jardin"WANG Xiaochuan "Le jardin"

Le jardin

 

2020

oil on paper on panel

18,5 by 15,5 cm  (approx. 7.25 by 6.1 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Maison"WANG Xiaochuan "Maison"

Maison

 

2020

oil on paper on panel

18,5 by 15,5 cm  (approx. 7.25 by 6.1 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "Mur-mur (un secret entre nous)"WANG Xiaochuan "Mur-mur (un secret entre nous)"

Mur-mur (un secret entre nous)

 

2020

oil on paper on panel, artist frame

18,5 by 15,5 cm  (approx. 7.25 by 6.1 in.)

 

 

 

WANG Xiaochuan "I miss you"WANG Xiaochuan "I miss you"

I miss you

 

2021

oil on canvas

13,8 by 8,7 cm  (approx. 5.4 by 3.4 in.)

 

private US collection